Chick LiteralPride and Prejudice and ProcrastinationAndrea Greb

Sometimes, you mean to do something, and then the internet distracts you with videos.  In college or work-type situations, this is generally a bad thing and leads to bad grades, job loss, etc.  Fortunately, in this case, my procrastination is your gain.

See, I was going to write a column this week, and then life happened, and then I was going to write it today, and the the Lizzie Bennet Diaries happened.  I love Jane Austen.  I love modern interpretations of Pride and Prejudice.  I love diaries.  The person who came up with the idea to combine these things is clearly a genius.

So I could come up with a somewhat contrived anecdote about the time I met this guy who seemed like a pompous jerk and he actually turned out to be really great…except that I haven’t actually met such a guy.  So instead, I’m just going to point you in the direction of this amazing web series.

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  1. The girl who plays Lydia is in another webseries called Squaresville, and it’s literally the best thing ever. It’s like My So-Called life, but in 2012.

    Ugh, the LBD is so good though.

  2. oh yay, someone on hellogiggles finally found LBD. It’s brilliant, and so fun. <3

  3. I have been obsessed with this recently! Hank Green, one of the creators, is a total YouTube savant, he does a tonne of great stuff on there.

  4. DITTO! This shall be my “Work project.” Thanks for sharing.

  5. Welp, I’m not getting anything done at work today….

  6. I almost believed this was just a girl with expensive video equipment and a friend who can’t really act, making her own partially-autobiographical videos…. Until her “sister” came in and I recognized her from another web series, Squaresville.
    But this seems pretty cute and relatable, for sure! Going to check out the rest. Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. I’m addicted to this web series! It’s one of the two channels I’m subscribed to on youtube, and I eagerly await the new videos every Monday and Thursday. What a great modern take on P&P <3 Too good.

  8. I love LBD! It’s so creative and they’re so thorough, all of the characters have twitters and facebook pages. You get to get a glimpse at the characters that aren’t in the series yet through those. Austen is my weakness!

  9. Well there went the last hour and a half! Hope I’m not too zonked at work tomorrow. I am such a sucker for all things Austen. Especially P&P. I bring this on myself and I regret nothing!!!